Nanostructured Materials Laboratory - NANOLab

NANOLab has relevant expertise in developing basic and industrial research aiming to integrate novel soft chemical methods for the synthesis of ceramic, metal-ceramic and hybrid composite nanomaterials, their processing and thin films depostion for functional and structural applications. The valorisation of these nanomaterials in new high tech areas such as: non-conventional energy systems, machinery and equipment parts, regenerative medicine, sensors and new devices contributes also to the requirments for substituion of critical raw materials.
Team: PhD. Radu Robert PITICESCU (project director; synthesis of nanomaterials, thermodynamic predictions and thermal characterisation of materials); PhD. Adrian Mihail MOTOC (synthesis, characterisation of nanostructured materials and AFM/Scratch tests characterisation of coatings); PhD. student. Cristina Florentina RUSTI (sol-gel coatings and surface potential characterisation by DLS Malvern method)

It conducts research and innovation activities (9 centers all over the national territory in Italy), and provides public administration, enterprises and citizens with its advanced services.
Specifically, ENEA is concerned with energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy. It hosts experimental laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities in the field of materials, nuclear and renewable energy.
Team: PhD. Antonio Rinaldi (project responsible; microscopy SEM and AFM, multiscale mechanical testing); Phys. Luciano Pilloni (mechanical characterization, expert metallurgist and proficient user of alloy design tool); PhD. Giuseppe Barbieri (welding processes)

UBU-ICCRAM takes part of the international strategy of industrial resource efficiency management, energy efficiency, eco-innovation and critical materials substitution, being directly related to the European Innovation Partnership in Raw Materials (EIP-Raw), and the Knowledge and Innovation Community in Raw Materials from the EIT (KIC-Raw Materials) as Task Partner.
Team: PhD. Santiago Cuesta (project responsible; materials science, nuclear technology, engineering and multidisciplinary physics); PhD. Wilco Verbeeten (continuum mechanics, FEM, constitutive models, polymers); PhD. Roberto Serrano (molecular modelling, multiscale modelling).

Laboratory for Technologies in New Energies and Nanotechnologies

CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) is a French Governmental Research Organisation with approximately 15 000 employees; it is devoted to both fundamental and industrial R&D. The DRT (Technological Research Division) is a unit of CEA and operates in the fields of information and communication and new energy technologies. The Laboratory for Technologies in New Energies and Nanotechnologies (LITEN), located in Grenoble, is devoted to advanced materials, nanomaterials and new energy technologies.
Team: PhD. Bertrand FILLON (project responsible; micromechanical technologies: micro fuel cell, micro optics, micro fluidics; new energy activities: solar cell, fuel cell, batteries; polymers); PhD. Marina URBINA (materials for energy, manufacturing technologies and nanosafety topics); PhD. Etienne Bouyer (material synthesis and processing to new technology for energy applications, materials efficiency) .

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
Team: PhD. Peter K. M. Szakálos (project responsible; surface and corrosion science).

Centre for Precision Manufacturing

The Centre for Precision Manufacturing (CPM) is an internationally leading research centre in advanced manufacturing. It researches and develops materials, processes, tools, machinery and numerical modelling techniques for improving economic and technical performance of materials and manufacturing processes with advanced precision, micro- and nano-manufacturing techniques.
Team: Prof. PhD. Yi Qin (project responsible; materials, processes and product modelling concerning precision, micro and nano-manufacturing); PhD. Kunlan Huang (molecular dynamics and multiscale modelling)..

Ressources Center : Crystal Growth, High-Pressure, Sintering, Thin Films

The Institute for Solid State Chemistry Bordeaux (French: Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, ICMCB) was founded in 1995. It is part of the CNRS, but is associated with the Science and Technology Department of University of Bordeaux, and also maintains close links with the local engineering school Polytechnical Institute of Bordeaux (IPB) and the technical college Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT, now part of Université de Bordeaux). The ICMCB focuses on three research areas: Solid State Chemistry, Materials Science and Molecular Science, covers all length scales from atomic clusters over nano-particles to macroscopic bulk ceramics and single crystals.
Team: PhD Alain Largeteau (project responsible; crystal growth, high pressure synthesis, densification under extreme conditions, fabrication of advanced ceramics)..


Radu Robert

1956, April 11
IMNR, Romania

Director of the Centre for Technology Transfer in Advanced Materials - CTT Avanmat, scientist in the Nanostructured Materials Laboratory and member of the Scientific Council of IMNR. He graduated as diplomat engineer and Doctor in Materials Science and Engineering Faculty from University Politehnica Bucharest and performed more short training stages for specialisation at Politecnico di Torino-Italy in synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials; CNRS-PROMES Font Romeu in materials for solar energy and Laser Zentrum Hannover-Germany in modelling laser sintering processes. He obtained post-doc diplomas in Management of the European Projects in 2008 and Technology Broker since 2014. Dr. Radu R.Piticescu was the founder of the CTT Avanmat and succeeded to certify it as a recognized centre from the National Innovation and Technology Transfer Network (ReNITT) and promote CTT Avanmat as National Lighthouse for NANOfutures European Technological Initiative. He is member in the Board of the Romanian Association for Materials. In the period 2007-2013 he participated as National Expert in more meetings of the FP7-NMP Programme Committee and since 2014 he was nominated National Expert for the H2020-NMPB Programme Committee. He was member in the group created by Romanian Association for Standardisation for elaboration of the standard for Innovation Management and wrote a course for training and specialisation of industrial engineers in Innovation Management. His main scientific expertise is related to synthesis of nanomaterials, thermodynamic predictions and thermal characterisation of materials. Up to now he was director and co-responsible in charge of works for 10 National Projects and more International Projects, including one NATO Science for Peace, 1 FP5, 2 FP6 and 2 FP7 projects. Dr. R. Piticescu coordinated two technology transfer projects and was technical director of the Structural Funds Project Centre High PT-MET. He was co-author of 1 book on the synthesis of nanopoweders by chemical processes, edited 1 conference book (related to one session of E-MRS Fall meeting in 2005) and is co-author of more than 2o ISI papers and over 60 papers in other journals and conference proceedings. He participate as individual expert in the design and development of industrial nanotechnological value chains - Project EU-FP7-Value4Nano and in the Working Group on CRMs from EU-NANOFUTURES.